Periyar wildlife sanctuary

Periyar wildlife sanctuary Thekkady, Timings, Route Map

This area was declared as the National Park in the year 1978. This park stretches over 777 Sq. Km. This Park is one of the major Tiger Reserves in India. It is estimated that there are 40 tigers currently living in this park.

Best Time to visit: Feb – May months. During Summer, wild animals gather near the lake in the morning and evening hours.

During Rainy Season and Winter Season animals are rarely

Elephants, Bisons, Deer, Sambar, Wild Boars, Wild Dogs are commonly noticed around the lake. Great Pied Hornbill, Osprey, Parakeets, Ospreys, Racket-tailed Drongos can be seen here.

This lake which got formed due to Dam construction serves wild animals. Boating is available in this Lake right from 7:30 am. It is 1 hour 30 mins trip across the lake.

Boating Timings: 7.30 am, 9:30 am, 11:15 am, 1:45 pm and 3:30 pm. Boating will be stopped when water levels go down which usually happens in May month.

How to reach Periyar wildlife sanctuary?

By Air

  1. The nearest airport is at Madurai which is 140 km away. Kochi airport is 200 km away.

By Train

  1. The nearest railway station is at Kottayam which is 114 km away.

By Road

  1. The direct bus is available from Ernakulam, Kottayam to Kumily. From Kumily, Periyar is 12 km away.

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